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1996 Masters Champion Nick Faldo helps Tiger Woods into the 1997 winner's Green Jacket

When Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters he had been a pro for just eight months, and first achieved world no. 1 status on June,15, 1997 after only 42 weeks as a professional. As at December 31st, 2006 he had held top spot for a total of 424 weeks, far outstripping Greg Norman's 331 weeks.


THE OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING AS OF DECEMBER 31 FOR THE YEARS 1986 - 2000

2000

1 Tiger Woods - 29.40
2 Ernie Els - 11.65
3 David Duval - 11.20
4 Phil Mickelson - 11.07
5 Lee Westwood - 9.46
6 Colin Montgomerie - 8.34
7 Davis Love III - 7.88
8 Hal Sutton - 7.71
9 Vijay Singh - 7.17
10 Tom Lehman - 7.10
1999

1 Tiger Woods - 19.98
2 David Duval- 13.15
3 Colin Montgomerie - 10.36
4 Davis Love III - 9.48
5 Ernie Els - 8.64
6 Lee Westwood - 7.85
7 Vijay Singh - 7.82
8 Nick Price - 7.20
9 Phil Mickelson - 6.58
10 Mark O'Meara - 6.52
1998

1 Tiger Woods - 12.30
2 Mark O'Meara - 10.43
3 David Duval - 9.67
4 Davis Love III - 9.43
5 Ernie Els - 9.18
6 Nick Price - 8.98
7 Colin Montgomerie - 8.91
8 Lee Westwood - 8.65
9 Vijay Singh - 8.51
10 Phil Mickelson - 7.76
1997

1 Greg Norman - 10.93
2 Tiger Woods - 10.76
3 Ernie Els - 10.14
4 Nick Price - 9.78
5 Davis Love III - 9.58
6 Colin Montgomerie - 9.33
7 Phil Mickelson - 8.96
8 Tom Lehman - 8.08
9 Masashi Ozaki - 8.05
10 Mark O'Meara - 7.44
1996*

1 Greg Norman - 10.78
2 Tom Lehman - 9.74
3 Colin Montgomerie - 9.10
4 Ernie Els - 8.60
5 Fred Couples - 8.16
6 Nick Faldo - 7.98
7 Phil Mickelson - 7.77
8 Masashi Ozaki - 7.58
9 Davis Love III - 7.53
10 Mark O'Meara - 7.12
1995

1 Greg Norman - 21.93
2 Nick Price - 16.34
3 Bernhard Langer - 15.64
4 Ernie Els - 14.66
5 Colin Montgomerie - 14.00
6 Nick Faldo - 13.94
7 Corey Pavin - 13.47
8 Fred Couples - 11.02
9 Masashi Ozaki - 10.82
10 Steve Elkington - 10.43
1994

1 Nick Price - 21.30
2 Greg Norman - 20.68
3 Nick Faldo - 16.78
4 Bernhard Langer - 15.66
5 José-María Olazábal - 15.18
6 Fred Couples - 13.74
7 Ernie Els - 13.57
8 Colin Montgomerie - 12.38
9 Masashi Ozaki - 11.39
10 Corey Pavin - 10.87
1993

1 Nick Faldo - 20.65
2 Greg Norman - 18.79
3 Bernhard Langer - 17.19
4 Nick Price - 15.89
5 Fred Couples - 14.93
6 Paul Azinger - 14.59
7 Ian Woosnam - 11.41
8 Tom Kite - 10.07
9 Davis Love III - 9.61
10 Corey Pavin - 9.59
1992

1 Nick Faldo - 23.54
2 Fred Couples - 16.27
3 Ian Woosnam - 13.14
4 José-María Olazábal - 12.87
5 Greg Norman - 12.63
6 Bernhard Langer - 12.44
7 John Cook - 11.68
8 Nick Price - 11.51
9 Paul Azinger - 10.83
10 Davis Love III - 10.75
1991

1 Ian Woosnam - 17.11
2 Nick Faldo - 15.34
3 José-María Olazábal - 15.32
4 Seve Ballesteros - 13.70
5 Greg Norman - 13.11
6 Fred Couples - 12.78
7 Bernhard Langer - 12.59
8 Payne Stewart - 11.83
9 Paul Azinger - 10.88
10 Rodger Davis - 8.90
1990

1 Greg Norman - 18.95
2 Nick Faldo - 18.54
3 José-María Olazábal - 17.22
4 Ian Woosnam - 15.47
5 Payne Stewart - 12.75
6 Paul Azinger - 11.63
7 Seve Ballesteros - 10.15
8 Tom Kite - 10.10
9 Mark McNulty - 10.06
10 Mark Calcavecchia - 9.96
1989*

1 Greg Norman - 17.76
2 Nick Faldo - 16.25
3 Seve Ballesteros - 15.03
4 Curtis Strange - 13.79
5 Payne Stewart - 12.82
6 Tom Kite - 12.41
7 José-María Olazábal - 12.00
8 Mark Calcavecchia - 11.81
9 Ian Woosnam - 11.56
10 Paul Azinger - 10.95
1988*

1 Seve Ballesteros - 1458
2 Greg Norman - 1365
3 Sandy Lyle - 1297
4 Nick Faldo - 1103
5 Curtis Strange - 1092
6 Ben Crenshaw - 898
7 Ian Woosnam - 854
8 David Frsot - 843
9 Paul Azinger - 825
10 Mark Calcavecchia - 819
1987*

1 Greg Norman - 1231
2 Seve Ballesteros - 1169
3 Bernhard Langer - 1112
4 Sandy Lyle - 879
5 Curtis Strange - 873
6 Ian Woosnam - 830
7 Payne Stewart - 717
8 Lanny wadkins - 697
9 Mark McNulty - 673
10 Ben Crenshaw - 668
1986*

1 Greg Norman - 1507
2 Bernhard Langer - 1181
3 Seve Ballesteros - 1175
4 Tsuneyuki Nakajima - 899
5 Andy Bean - 694
6 Bob Tway - 687
7 Hal Sutton - 674
8 Curtis Strange - 653
9 Payne Stewart - 652
10 Mark O'Meara - 639
* For the first three years of its existence the Official World Ranking (then called the Sony Ranking) was based on a rolling three-year total number of points awarded for four grades of tournament: Majors, leading tournaments and championships, intermediate tournaments and major invitational events, and other tournaments and invitational events. Current year points were multiplied by four, previous year points by two and third-year points by one, to give more emphasis to recent performance.

From 1989 onwards, the system was revised so that instead of a total number of points, players would be ranked according to their average number of points over a three-year period.

The system was again revised in 1996 to be based on a two-year rolling average, with points in the most recent 52 week period doubled.

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